Steering Committee March 10, 2009 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please write your name on one side of the index card.
On the other side, in one sentence, write how you can help establish , advance and sustain efforts to support the success of our students, especially those who are underprepared for learning in college courses.
CA Success Network (CA SN) Logic Model California community colleges must expand their capacity to improve student outcomes in basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, and related support services. Colleges report that 70-90% of entering students place into one or more basic skills course areas: reading, writing, and/or mathematics. The statewide course completion rate in basic skills is 60.5%, and only 50% of those students persist to and complete the next level course. Historically underrepresented students are over-represented in basic skills courses, and their success rates are frequently lower than the rates for other student groups. Community colleges' efforts to improve outcomes in basic skills cannot be separated from their responsibility to produce equitable graduation, certificate, and transfer rates for historically underrepresented and underprepared students. Resources -ASCCC -Steering Committee -LACCD Fiscal Agent & Consortium Coordinator -BSI LACCD Project Director -BSI Regional Network Coordinators -Campus BSI Coordinators -Student Advocates -Campus BSI Action Plans -Sustainable information sharing sites Target Population -Administrators -Faculty -Support Staff -Students Activities Collaborative Learning Networks Coordination with core organizations (Alliance building among ASCCC, LACCD Project, Other Partners) -Guide statewide infrastructure development -Assist in securing funds for acquiring additional resources to support State & Regional infrastructure Increased Learning, Success & Persistence of Students Short-Term Outcomes Skilled Implementation of Responsive, Innovative, Integrated Essential Academic Skills Curriculum Inputs Create statewide infrastructure (Permanent learning network among 110 Colleges and a CCC Center) -Establish statewide coordinating center -Guide the development of and coordinate & support a system of regional networks -Coordinate & support partnerships among professional development efforts -Provide vision & support for the development of innovative professional development activities -Introduce & engage in collaborative evaluation activities that generate knowledge about effective learning to transform practice Develop a cadre of campus leaders -Conduct Summer Leadership Institute, ASCCC Workshops, Other Leadership Institutes & on-going professional development activities -Develop strategies to retain effective leaders -Guide annual revision of Campus BSI Action Plans -On-going evaluation of the process and impact of professional development activities Promote models of effective practices -Build capacity of all faculty to teach students who are underprepared for learning in college courses -Develop Web-based, virtual teaching & learning communities, including a virtual resource library -Engage in collaborative evaluation activities Formally engage key CCC policy makers (e.g., APG groups, Local Board of Trustees) Innovative/ Alternative & Engaging Methodologies /Pedagogy at CCCs Increased Success of Students’ Personal Goals, Completing AA/AS & Certificate Programs & Transferring to 4 Yr Colleges Statewide Adoption of Policies that Support Innovative/ Alternative & Engaging Methodologies /Pedagogy at CCCs Create regional level infrastructure (networks) -Develop & support long-term on-going regional professional development training & supporting materials for the target population -Develop infrastructure for colleges to learn about & share innovative instructional programs -On-going evaluation of professional & program activities, including benchmark assessment & capacity building Long-Term Outcomes Local Policy Adoption Supporting SN & Other BSI Initiatives
Funds for professional learning through the Network, above and beyond BSI funds
Sustained, ongoing support from a designated regional network coordinator
Participation in a summer leadership institute designed to support successful implementation of your BSI action plans
Participation in a post-Leadership Institute project geared specifically toward the needs of your campus and basic skills program
Campus visits from the Leadership Institute Mentors, who will answer questions, provide support, and help with your post-Institute project
Participation in regional workshops where you’ll get to discuss ideas, problems, solutions and where you’ll get to build camaraderie and community with colleagues from regional colleges
Participation in not only your own regional networks but in the larger network as well—where you can gain ideas, get insights, and work together to seek answers to thorny questions
An opportunity to showcase successful programs/projects on your campus as well as field trips to other community colleges with model programs and practices
A robust and interactive virtual network to enhance professional learning and collaboration.
Partnerships with state-wide initiatives, such as the Faculty Inquiry Network, Center for Student Success, and Career Ladders
Regional workshops put on by the ASCCC where faculty and administrators can gain additional information and insight
Data coaches to help with assessment and evaluation of your projects and who will also help guide you in making evidence-based decisions
A time to shine—an opportunity to showcase your college, such as your post-Leadership Institute project at the Strengthening Student Success Conference in October 2009 in San Francisco
Faculty Teaching &Learning Academy (FTLA)
Student Success Initiative (SSI)
Staff Development Directors
Basic Skills Coordinators
Facebook Group—assignments and instructions on how to complete assignments are announced on Facebook